The 2019 NZ Art Show was held over Queen’s Birthday Weekend – 31 May to 3 June – and once again we supported artists, our customers and the public with free tickets, art voucher competitions and sponsorship of one of the art awards. The weekend was a huge success with 10,500 people through the door and over 1,500 artworks sold!
We’ve been involved with the NZ Art Show for a number of years and each year enjoy the outstanding original art on sale. It’s New Zealand’s largest sale of affordable local art with hundreds of New Zealand artists contributing thousands of artworks.
We were also very proud to once again sponsor the main art award – The People’s Choice Art Award. This award is awarded to the favourite piece of art voted by NZ Art Show attendees from the 10 finalists whom were previously chosen by a judging panel. The winner receives $3,000 to further their art.
In 2019 the People’s Choice Art Award was won by Chirag Jindal for his piece entitled “No 05 Landscape Road, from Nga Mahi Rarowhenua series, 2018”, shown here.
In 2018 this was won by Christchurch artist Don Service for his work ‘Some more than others’. Don received $3,000 in prize money, which he says will go towards a new plasma cutter for his studio. His winning work is cut from double layer marine plywood and is a stunning piece.
Read more about Don’s work
The 2017 winner of this award was Wellington photographer, roOm with this piece “Less is Less 05”, a photographic lightbox depicting a surreal night scene.
In 2016 Porirua artist, Bruce Mortimer, was the recipient of this award winning with his delicate charcoal drawing ‘Balance 1’.
We also giveaway two $500 vouchers to two very lucky art lovers who enter our competition each year.
Next year’s NZ Art Show is on from 31 May to 3 June (Queen’s Birthday Weekend) and once again Brendan Foot Supersite will be proud to be involved. We’re excited to support the NZ Art Show and proud to support our NZ artists.